Protect Wanaka

The following letter was sent to WSG’s nearly 3,300 members this afternoon, with a copy of our letter to QLDC consultants MartinJenkins. We raise serious concerns about the impact assessment process...

Consumption by the world’s richest 10% makes up half of the planet’s consumption-based CO₂ emissions. The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to...

Lobby group Protect Wanaka has attacked the current airport expansion impact assessment process as being “stacked, lacking independence and lacking transparency.” In a letter to consultants MartinJenkins’ lead consultant Jason Leung-Wai, Protect...

Airlines lobby group, IATA, claims that aviation produces only 2% of global man-made CO2 emissions. While this is true, they are telling barely half the story. According to Professor Dr Volker Grewe, researcher...

An offer to plant trees to offset carbon emissions isn’t a solution – it’s a licence to continue with business as usual As environmentally conscious holidaymakers, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s Atlantic boat...

Opinion. By Cath Gilmour, Chair, We Love Wakatipu Inc. There are three fundamental questions about Queenstown Lakes District Council’s approach to its impending airport growth decisions on both sides of the...

A new survey has suggested that New Zealanders’ perception of the environment has changed over time. The Public Perceptions of New Zealand’s Environment online survey released by Lincoln University was completed by 2000...

Highlights • We model air quality, climate change, and noise costs associated with 84 US commercial airports. • In aggregate, costs from aviation-induced climate change exceed the combined costs of aviation...

High levels of potentially harmful exhaust particles from jets using Los Angeles International Airport have been detected in a broad swath of densely populated communities up to 10 miles east of...

We have been asking people from the Upper Clutha to tell us what they love about our community…